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  1. A friend, who, like many Christians, disliked or disapproved of the film’s divergence from the novel, recently revised her views based on the recent cultural dialogue around race (and quantum principles). Whether you agree with her take or not, it’s a well written article.
  2. A friend, a woman in her 30s, who by her own account has been fat her whole life, is trying to mitigate the wounds our fat-phobic culture have inflicted. As part of that, she is trying to nurture her imagination by feeding it depictions (in film, books, or TV) of old women who are fat and happy. Can y’all help me start a list for her?
  3. I'm wondering if any of you fine folks are on Clubhouse. I'd love to connect there. This is a pretty good article if you're curious about it: https://www.wired.com/story/inside-clubhouse-audio-app-paul-davison-rohan-seth/ It feels different from any other social media I've every experienced.
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    Why Does Christopher Nolan Want ‘Tenet’ in Theaters Next Month?
  5. 1) Maybe I was less forgiving because I binged the season in ~3 days, but about halfway through I found almost everyone really annoying. I haven't figured out if it was the acting, the writing, the direction, or something else. I'm leaning toward the direction. Whatever the case, I'm really glad they got Anthony Hopkins (even if it seems a slightly tired role for him); his is the only performance I really admired. 2) That all said, I'm surprised your take was so much more positive, and I'm curious which you think is the one exception! Only one?? Logan? Sylvester? Felix Lutz? Sizemore? Theresa? Charlotte? (I'm only guessing humans because it's harder to disparage someone playing a robot--performances that are "off" seem to fit a little better) By the end of the season, it felt like all the worst tendencies of J.J. Abrams and M. Night Shyamalan were being indulged hard. Huge disappointment since the premise is solid and there was so much potential. I even agree it veered pretty close to greatness at times, even despite the performances/direction.
  6. Some interesting thoughts here on Borat's 10th anniversary and its relationship to the current Trump-influenced cultural / political climate. And on satire's inevitable "Now what?" question and the increasing tendency of shows like Last Week Tonight to end with a Call To Action.
  7. Anybody else watched this yet? I loved it. Isaac was superb, imo, and there were plenty of other very good performances, although the parade of Wire actors was a bit distracting at times for me. Their familiarity worked against what Zoller Seitz draws attention to above. I was able to care for the (what would normally be) auxiliary characters to the extent that they felt like real people; every Wire face was a too-hard-to-ignore reminder that they were not.
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    Future Islands

    I was surprised to see no one talking about this performance here. I can't stop watching it. http://youtu.be/1Ee4bfu_t3c I can't remember a front-man performance as mesmerizing as this. Part of the fun for me (and friends) is trying to come up with adequate hybrid descriptions: Tom Jones + Henry Rollins + a pigeon Carlton (from Fresh Prince of Bel Air) + Kevin Spacey + Beelzebub Rick Astley + Burt Reynolds + Antony Hegarty (Antony and the Johnsons) William Shatner + Tom Waits + Aerobics Instructor How can a single song/performance bring together so many disparate influences/references/connotations and make it work?! The music, sans vocals, is pretty straightforward pop/electronic but throw in Samuel T. Herring and I can't help thinking of Las Vegas, the 80s, Death Metal (or whatever subgenre...I can't keep them straight), etc., etc. The new album and the one before are good, too. PS - I love how enthused Dave is afterward!
  9. Anyone have any thoughts on the significance of the title?
  10. Some might argue Electronic Music (insofar as it is a genre) could compete for that title. Baths Bibio Boards of Canada Bonobo Disclosure DJ Koze James Blake Jon Hopkins Atoms for Peace Daft Punk That's a really good batch of albums.
  11. Here are a bunch of albums I like a lot, so far: Junip - Junip The National - Trouble Will Find Me Alpoko Don - The Ol' Soul EP Josh Ritter - The Beast in its Tracks Ballake Sissoko - At Peace Baths - Obsidian Bonobo - The North Borders Rhye - Woman Jake Bugg - Jake Bugg (My guilty pleasure. I suspect the pleasure will diminish with time but I like this candy right now.) Foxygen - We are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic Olafur Arnalds - For Now I am Winter Want/need to listen more: The Uncluded, Parquet Courts, Anais Mitchell and Jefferson Hamer, My Bloody Valentine, Torres, Jon Hopkins, Laura Marling, Olafur Arnalds, Glenn Jones, Laura Mvula, Hiss Golden Messenger, Colin Stetson, Frightened Rabbit, Phosphorescent, Jason Isbell, Mikal Cronin, Sam Amidon, Shigeto, These New Puritans, Cayucas, Looking forward to: Damien Jurado, Arcade Fire, Ebony Bones, Volcano Choir, Lowland Hum, The Dodos, Bill Callahan,
  12. Official release is tomorrow. I just wanted a place to share this -- http://storify.com/kevangilbert/what-yeezus-says -- and there didn't appear to be an existing thread.
  13. SDG, would you mind sharing a URL to your final list?
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